The dust has settled on Beverly Hills Cop not becoming a series in the near future, but another hugely popular action comedy is attempting to head to television. Warner Bros. TV has sealed the deal to turn the buddy cop pic Rush Hour into a series full of big stunts and bigger laughs.
In the history of Marvel Comics, characters have been brought back to life in hundreds if not thousands of different ways, from dimensional shifts to miracle cures to time travel. Agent Phil Coulson, however, is perhaps the first to be brought back thanks to the power of the popular social media site Twitter.
turning a movie premise into a TV idea has been pretty popular lately, with a Minority Report project and a Shutter Island-based series both in the works. Still, Fox’s latest purchase might come as a bit of curveball. On Tuesday, the network bought an event series that would be a remake of the classic 1988 Penny Marshall film, Big.
ABC’s Agent Carter has been adding to its cast with swiftness over the last several weeks. On Tuesday, Marvel revealed that a Captain America: The First Avenger actor will be back to reprise his role in Agent Carter. Find out who here.
It’s getting tougher and tougher to put together a half-hour sitcom premise that will work for the networks. Most of the time, writers and producers can’t simply pitch “family comedy with strong female lead” or “romantic comedy with witty dialogue and two oddball characters.” There often needs to be a gimmick, and ABC’s latest, Manhattan Love Story, offers a big one.
In order to capitalize on the reboot and/or reimagining craze that is hitting televisions this fall, ABC has turned to the classics, adapting George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion" into a sitcom. Okay, it's probably influenced more by the Lerner and Lowe musical (and Cukor film) My Fair Lady than Shaw's play. Don't worry, Selfie doesn't live up to any of them. The reimagining is not very good, but, to be fair, it's still not nearly as bad as its terrible title suggests.
If you didn't start streaming your marathon of Ronald D. Moore's rebooting of Battlestar Galactica on Sunday, you're too late to catch all the episodes before Netflix pulls the plug tomorrow morning.
Arguably the biggest question going into Season 5 of AMC's The Walking Dead is, “What’s the story with these Terminus people?” While popular guesswork identifies them as a group of blood-thirsty cannibals, Gimple still isn’t wholly giving into that notion. Is he playing coy, or have all the fans been duped here?
Since the second half of the fourth season of The Walking Dead aired, when it comes to Beth, many fans have wanted to know two things, where is Beth and what's the deal with her and Daryl? Within a matter of weeks, we'll hopefully have a definitive answer to at least one of those questions. In the meantime, recent interviews have offered some interesting tidbits on the subject of the younger Greene daughter.
While the world at large is waiting to figure out whether or not Ben Affleck is a murderous bastard in the mystery thriller Gone Girl, the film’s director David Fincher is already mentally preparing for his next project, which isn’t a movie at all. It's also not TV. It's HBO.
Fox’s comic book-inspired crime drama Gotham had quite a challenge when its pilot premiered last week, reintroducing characters that Batman fanatics are oh-so-familiar with while trying to disperse them into a fully realized fictional world. Those who were bothered by the endless line of future villain appearances aren’t going to be won over by the full season promo seen above, but the rest of us can cackle gloriously over our first looks at these murderous baddies.
It’s quite possible that you’ll be watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine this season, seeing jokes and hearing lines that will make you think, “How on Earth did somebody write those?” As it happens, it’s entirely possible nobody wrote them.
Crossover characters and plotlines can be a great way to engage fans and maybe even bring a few more eyeballs to a series. The Vampire Diaries and The Originals executive producer Julie Plec knows this, and has put together a very special storyline for The Originals’ sophomore season that will bring a character from The Vampire Diaries into The Originals fold.
Last night was a big night for TV premieres, with Revenge, Resurrection and more making their marks on the Sunday night primetime schedule. Among the big premieres was Once Upon A Time, which took a big gamble when it announced a Frozen storyline for Season 4. As it turns out, the ABC drama's inclusion of a recent Disney property turned out pretty well.
Spongebob Squarepants is causing some waves. The show has found fanbases worldwide, but some people aren’t quite so enchanted with the show. Recently, a Kazakhstan official denounced the bright yellow cartoon character, saying the creature's antics and behavior have an adverse affect on the children watching, turning them into “hooligans.”